Demi Moore tried to hook up with Zac Efron, but he thinks she’s a “creepy cougar”

CB already covered People Magazine’s cover story this week – Demi Moore and her “dangerous desperation” to stay young and skinny. And now Us Weekly has revealed their cover story – which is also about Demi being desperate, this time about really young guys. According to Us Weekly (and HL), Demi has been trying to hook up with her daughter’s friend (and rumored boyfriend) Zac Efron. Poor Zac finds Demi “creepy” though. Hollywood Life also repeats that gross story about Demi “grinding” on Victoria Justice’s boyfriend’s ass. Fo’ real. You know who has my sympathy at this point? Rumer. That poor girl.

The night of Demi Moore’s Jan. 16 911 call was even scarier than it sounded.

“Everyone thought she was going to die,” a source tells the new Us Weekly of the emergency, in which Moore, 49, collapsed, and was “convulsing” after smoking an unknown substance.

It was the culmination of months of self-destructive partying (and drug use) for the newly single star, struggling to make sense of things as she nears 50 without husband Ashton Kutcher, from whom she split late last year.

“She’s been really down, and she’s surrounding herself with young people to make her feel better,” an insider tells Us of Moore, who’s been obsessed for years with staying young and thin.

“She’s been mixing pills and Red Bulls, among other things,” another source says.

One of Moore’s favorite young stars to party with — and flirt with — is daughter Rumer Willis’s longtime friend Zac Efron, 24, a hunk nine years younger than Kutcher, 33. Not only has Demi Moore, 49, ”literally inserted herself” into 23-year-old daughter Rumer Willis‘ social circle, but she’s even trying to hook up with 24-year-old Zac Efron!

“She calls him and texts him a lot, but he’s not interested at all,” a source tells the mag. “He thinks she’s a creepy cougar.”

A wired, gaunt Moore “tracked down” the High School Musical star at a party in L.A.’s Venice neighborhood, an insider tells Us. “She seemed out of her mind at this party.”

Meanwhile, People reports that Demi has yet another younger guy in her sights — Victoria Justice‘s boyfriend, 27-year-old Ryan Rottman!

“She found ways to touch him all night, and at one point when he was in front of her, she was grinding on his butt,” an onlooker said of Demi and Ryan’s behavior at a Jan. 11 party. “His shirt came unbuttoned, and she started tickling his bare chest playfully.”

For additional details on Moore’s spiral — her calls and texts with Efron, how her three daughters are coping, her ongoing obsession with staying young, and what’s next — pick up the new Us Weekly, on stands Friday.

[From Us Weekly, Hollywood Life]

I don’t even know what to say about this mess at this point. Demi clearly has significant issues, and this has gone beyond a simple public-relations problem, although I do think the root of Demi’s problem might be the dichotomy of how she views herself (hip, cool, young, relevant) versus the reality of who she is now (sad, desperate, kind of pathetic). I don’t think it’s as easy as saying “Demi needs to act her age.” This woman has mental health issues, and a good publicist can’t fix the crazy.

So what’s my armchair advice to Demi at this point? Go away for a while. Take a year or two off, don’t work, go back to Idaho or something. Don’t tweet. Don’t give interviews. Get clean and sober. Wear sweatpants for a while and stop messing with your face. Eat real food. And then, after some time has passed, come back. Relaunch yourself as smart and effective producer who still dabbles in acting. Give a few interviews, but only to the major outlets. Write a tell-all book, and really TELL ALL.

… But she won’t follow my advice, will she?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Turd Fergussen says:

    The part of her that found Bruce Willis appealing needs to come back. Seriously…she needs to date someone with chest hair.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      LOL! When I was a teen in the 80s, I thought BW was sooooo old. Probably because the poor thing played Cybill Shepard’s love interest and she really was sooooo old by teen terms. Then she hooked up with that icky Ashton whats it. I never got what she saw in him.

      I just wanted to see Demi date someone her own age.

      Alas, I can’t think of anyone hot and 50 other than Viggo and she is not allowed near my Viggo! Too bad Daniel Craig is married. He’s not really older than I am (a year or 2) but he looks older than Demi (7 1/2 years between me and Demi).

  2. mln76 says:

    OMG OMG OMG THIS is the answer to a blind item!!!

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @min76, “there have been rumors, especially now, that he has quite the thing for the mother of the celebrity girlfriend.”

        It doesn’t quite jibe with what US is printing. The Blind says HE has a thing for girlfriends mom, while US says Zac finds Moore creepy.

      • mln76 says:

        I still think it’s the answer. I think people on the outside looking in may have assumed that Zac was more interested in Demi then vice versa. It’s also possible that Zac or someone from him camp is the source trying to distance him from Demi now that she’s in such a toxic place. Everything else about the blind fits Demi, Zac and Rumor to a tee.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @min76, that could be. Maybe they hooked up behind Rumors back and he started acting grossed out by her as a diversion? Or he was interested initially, then turned off by her desperation once he got to know her.

      • podzol says:

        Yes, your instincts were right! I think Enty actually outted this one in his reveals. Wait, I’m going to check on the site …

        Edit: Ah, here’s the link.

      • normades says:

        I think this blind is “supposed” to be about them but is really just kind of made up. Demi isn’t even a MILF at this point.

    • constance says:

      ^ this.

      Wow, the truth is set free. creepy…

    • brin says:

      I know….one down!

    • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

      The CDAN blind was the FIRST thing I thought of, and his are usually thought to be some of the most trustworthy, interesting…It’s far more salacious to paint Demi as the pursuer than Zac as having a “crush” on her. Plus her behavior as of late lends far more credence to the theory of DM being the one with a crush not Zac.

  3. Jackson says:

    Eeeeew. He’s right.

  4. Tapioca says:

    Wasn’t this supposed to be the blind item about a young actor dating a celebuspawn daughter to get close to her mother? If Zac’s not attracted to Demi I just don’t know what to believe anymore!

    I can’t possibly think CDAN & Blind Gossip make these up…

    • mln76 says:

      ‘I can’t possibly think CDAN & Blind Gossip make these up’

      I do think some BIs are made up. Did you go to high school? People love to gossip. Sometimes gossip is verbatim fact. Sometimes it’s a bit of fact and a bit of BS and sometimes its a story someone tells to make themselves look like a hot shot or get revenge on someone.

      • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

        I think CDAN is less likely to make things up, as he reveals a lot of them. Plus they are just rumors not facts. Most BIs are made based only upon rumors. Whether or not they are true is only proven if these things actually happen. Even a reveal is only a reveal of who the rumor is about, not whether or not the rumor is true.

    • sassenach says:

      Enty and BG make up a lot of blinds.

    • Drew says:

      That’s one of the easiest blind items to make up. It’s well known that Efron is friends with Rumer and he harmlessly flirts with about every woman.

      The article says the exact opposite to the blind, that he’s not interested at all.

      • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

        US magazine is no more reliable than blind items are. They can take a rumor and twist it to suit whatever angle they are “reporting” on. What’s more believable; that Zac has a thing for Demi, or that Demi has a thing for Zac? Take her behavior into consideration and you have your answer. It’s not about true or false but what is most likely to be believed.

  5. mia girl says:

    I just don’t know what NOT to believe about Demi at this point. They could say she is trolling the boys’ bathroom at Hollywood High and I’d believe it.

  6. OhMyMy says:

    What the hell happened to GI Jane? Girl get yourself sorted out.

  7. macaroon says:

    OMG this is just too good, swear I just broke a rib from laughing. What is it with all these celebs who seem stable and sane and suddenly turn out be completely mental?!?

    • Patsy says:

      They, especially the women can’t handle getting older. This is just the beginning.

      • ol cranky says:

        I think a lot of her relationship with Ashton was for show and to prove hot hot and hip she was and that the downward spiral started spinning out of control when Bruce Willis remarried and then she found out the new wife was pregnant.

    • gg says:

      It’s twitter’s fault, man. Inflates the already inflated egos and then they implode!

      • Asli says:

        LOL! I hate Twitter. Esp. celebs using it. They post when they’re going to take a dump and then complain about how they have no privacy. Yeah, celebs, kiss my not-caring ass.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Kind of like Mel Gibson! Hey maybe the two of them could get together. Oh wait, she probably views him as a great grandfather.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        And he views her as a great grand mother. He was always eww! Back when I was 20 and he was 40-45, he would be in and around Malibu and would have a (quiet) cow when the 20 year old girls weren’t interested. Um… he was in Lethal Weapon and wore blue paint and a kilt and he was old enough to be our dad. He would preen and pose hoping to get attention and this was at his peak when no one knew he was a racist, neo-Catholic nutjob. I think Mel is bipolar. I’m not sure about Demi she was the original LiLo. I have to find the old 80s stuff about her mom and her childhood. I just think its all catching up with her now that she isn’t young. She hasn’t been relevant for a while but neither has Michelle Pfeiffer, it happens. She should have waited until she was older to become a mom and not retired in her 30s when she still got work. I’m not knocking quitting or cutting back to raise the kids but now she’s 50, alone and pathetic when she could be 50 happily raising 13 year olds in Idaho. She was beautiful until a few months ago. The starvation is showing her age.

  8. Asli says:

    No. Sympathy. For. This. Woman. Whatsoever.

    One thing is to be depressed and self-medicating but actively trying to steal your daughters boyfriend? No. That’s not acceptable. I’ve lost all respect for Demi and I feel really bad for Rumor.

  9. Lilou says:

    The saddest thing is that when Demi was a huge star she left Hollywood to raise her girls in a small town… Then she came back, YEARS later to make the Charlies Angels Movie… Since then, she keeps on wanting to be this huge celebrity she once was… It’s stupid!! She should have stayed in that little town…. Better for her and her girls!!

  10. Talie says:

    I thought Rumer dated him briefly, which makes me feel even sorrier for her.

  11. strawberrygirl says:

    You can take the girl out of the trailer park…

  12. bitterqueen says:

    I think Kaiser’s advice is dead on. That’s really what these sick celebrities need to do: go away …and then comeback. Perhaps it’s easier said then done, but even so it’s a good basic plan that leaves a lot of room to just get better and get grounded. I feel bad for Demi, she’s too rich for her own good. Also if she were a man we’d be calling this a mid-life crisis, which this is exactly that.

    • sandra says:

      If they went away, we’d have nothing to laff at!

    • MsJAPrufrock says:

      Demi already went through her first public mid-life crises 9 years ago, when she started dating someone 15 years her junior. This is the equivalent of a middle age man suddenly buying a red Porsche and dating a Barbie-doll half his age. Forward wind to 2012 and divorced by said younger lover, Demi is facing the same crises but now she is older, frailer, and no more wiser. Unfortunately, the recent desperate acts to retain youthful image and desirability only does more damage to her psyche.

      Believe or not, I think Demi needs to hit rock bottom first before she really makes a positive change in her life. In addition to the Hollywood lifestyle detox that Kaiser prescribed, Demi also needs to see a good psychologist who specializes in adult development. I’ve read studies that everyone, both men and women, go through mid-life crises, sometime 2 or 3 times in a life-time, and in varying degrees. A mid-life crises is very natural–your soul is telling you to address something that has been ignored. A balanced and healthier soul handles aging and life-changes with maturity and grace. It looks forward to the next stage of adulthood, not regress back, which is damaging to the soul.

      With kids grown up and single again, she only has herself to attend to and she’s is frightened by it and doesn’t know what to do. The self reckoning has arrived and she needs face it.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      If she goes away she can’t come back. The part in Charlie’s Angels was a bit part. She made nothing of that and wasn’t she barely 40 then. Nicole, CZJ, Julia and Renee are still working albeit not as much. What can you hire her for an aging call girl?

      BTW: There were rumors about that in the 80s. Like I said she is the original LiLo but somehow she survived a lot longer.

  13. dorothy says:

    Wow…downward spiral is right. Sad and pathetic.

  14. Esmom says:

    Actually I think it’s right smack in the middle to Jerry Springer territory!

    Looking at this photo of her face, she reminds me of my step-MIL, who for years subsisted on diet pepsi, red wine, some unknown Rx meds and maybe a 400 calorie dinner. She is in extremely poor health now, physically and mentally.

  15. Gena says:

    “Hollywood Life also reports…”
    How pathetic is this?

  16. ladybert62 says:

    CREEPY is putting it mildly! YUK!

    Get thee to a therapist NOW Demi!

  17. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    After seeing her all up on that fifteen year old dude at the GH party all those years ago, and she was nineteen mind you, I believe it.

    • Minty says:

      I saw that video, too. Demi was clearly drunk at that party. She was kissing that boy like she was a succubus. It looked as if she was trying to suck out his life energy.

  18. HappyJoyJoy says:

    I remember when she was this huge deal. Hollywood really does a number on these women. Demi is 50 and acts 20… Linnocent is 24 and already looks 64. Give it up… just…. give it up.

  19. taylor says:

    Kaiser, that’s fantastic advice. She won’t, but I hope she does take follow it.

    • Stellax2 says:

      I agree. Kaiser, you should make a list of those who should go away to either get help and/or help themselves.

      Demi appears so irresponsible to me as I have to take care of an alcoholic mother at times whose addiction did not come out until her late 50’s. A woman who was extremely successful in career and personal life and she and my dad are barely hanging on (42+ marriage), forced to take a buy out from a compnay that she helped run, two of her kids won’t speak to her, it’s quite an eye opener. Demi-get some help and enjoy your children.

      Lohan-if she had heeded this advice some years ago and gotten straightened out would be probably be doing film, even if it was supporting. She would be staring listlessly while high at Harvey’s group.

      Hollywood just seems to suck the life of many. The pressure, the competition, lifestyle or lack thereof…could never do it.

  20. Petunia says:

    I don’t agree with the “go back to Idaho,” advice at all. I think Demi might go totally off the deep end there with absolutely nothing to keep her busy in the middle of nowhere. Instead, I think she should not touch any man butt younger than late 30’s (so the man will see her more as an equal,) cut out any and all drugs and booze, get some serious help on the eating disorder, hang around edgy younger people (but not too young) who are NOT into drugs, etc., and then do her producing. Produce, produce and produce some more. A more balanced lifestyle yet something she can live with. I mean, if she practiced moderation, she COULD have the edgy younger life she wants. It’s just that she wants to be a KID and that’s not going to happen. No how, no way. So she needs to drop the 20-something set and go with the 30-somethings. More mature, still edgy and lots of fun.

    • Petunia says:

      PS: By totally off the deep end, I mean suicide or something even worse than where she’s at now.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        I totally agree with you. In LA there are a lot of fun 30-40 somethings who got over the drug scene in the 90s and 00s. She’s a little older but acceptable. It’s not like she is a 60s hippie kind of baby boomer. Sober up and come down to Los Feliz or Venice. WeHo is always fun. Gay guys always make a girl feel better.

  21. Jordan says:

    When did we start believing Zac Efron is heterosexual?

  22. Skins says:

    Wow, she must really be delusional to think that some young, hot guy would find her attractive

  23. wunder says:

    She’s the female version of Morgan Freeman, a 70 yrs+ dude who dates 20-somethings, including his own step grand daughter.

  24. Kara says:

    Demi Moore is in such denial that she says she doesn’t even dye her hair and she expects people to believe her. Kaiser, your advice is dead on, but she is obviously not self aware enough to accept her age, let alone listen to good advice. She has built up this persona based completely on artifice, it has crumbled and she still can’t get real. Her poor kids. What a terrible example of confident womanhood and aging gracefully. I can’t imagine anything more mortifying that having my inebriated Mother hit on my male friends. What a nightmare.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      My hair is all brown and I’m 42 – is it going to go white in 7 years? Tell me it isn’t so!

      • Kara says:

        I am not saying she has all white hair, just that she colors it and denies it. There have been photos of her where you could clearly see some gray in her hairline and roots,(not a big deal in any way and to be expected as most people age)but I have read articles where she denies plastic surgery with the “I have never had any plastic surgery and I don’t even color my hair” argument. Even people without gray color their hair to keep it looking glossy or to add highlights etc. I can’t imagine anyone as obviously vain as she is leaving her hair to mother nature. It just seems to be a silly thing to deny and another way she has to be “better” than other women her age.

  25. sassy says:

    if she is hitting on Rumer’s boyfriend, that is the LOWEST of the LOW! High or not! T

  26. Heather M says:

    Your advice is spot on, Kaiser, and I could not agree more.

  27. skuddles says:

    Maybe this story will be the wake up call dear Demi so desperately needs? Of course Zak finds her creepy… who the hell wants their friend’s doped up Mom coming at them like a bitch in heat??

  28. LeeLoo says:

    Have you ever gotten the sensation that those kids tolerate being around Demi but they actually prefer being around Bruce? Like when they’re around Demi their body language seems forced and stiff but when they’re around Bruce it seems relaxed and like they can genuinely enjoy themselves. The few exceptions I have found was when Ashton was also in the picture. I get the feelibg these girls have been their mother’s babysitter for a long time.

  29. heidiho says:

    Demi the fresh face of Adderall. All the scrawny Hwood types are on that shit.

  30. YvetteW says:

    I think that her attraction to younger men is not vanity issue, but a maturity one. BW was silly when she married him. Zac Efron and Ashton are probably her mental age. Also, She was over paid and over rated and it contributed to her delusion of stardom. It is not going to be a graceful slide to “acting her age”. Does she know what that means? I wish her good luck.

    • Esmom says:

      Good point. Her emotional age is obviously nowhere near her chronological age, you could even see that way back when in the infamous “kissing her younger co-worker” video. It’s definitely going to take a lot of work on her part to get it together.

  31. BELLA says:

    when do we get the results of her much needed psych -eval????????

  32. BELLA says:

    all that $$$$$$ and these people still arent happy…..Ive be tring to get my son help.BUT I CANT AFFORD BETTY FORD

    • MsJAPrufrock says:

      Bella, I wish the best for you and your son. Addiction is a bitch and not having the money to get the best assistance for his therapy and rehabilitation is heartbreaking. But then as we know, even money doesn’t always solve our problems because he has this powerful addiction. But money would make it a bit less stressful for you. Again, best of luck.

  33. Dawn says:

    And that is as it should be! I mean if some 49 year old came on to me at 24 I would have found it creepy as hell especially if he was the father of a good friend. Truly, she is a head case and needs far more help than just Betty Ford or Kabala. Ashton Kutcher and his so called cheating is not the problem he is just a symptom of a deeper issue.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      You haven’t been hit on by an old dude yet? It made me feel dirty. Way back when I tried online dating some dude totally lied about his age. I don’t want to minimize pedophilia* but that is what I felt like – dirty like it was my fault this old man was looking at my boobs and I was 29. He tried to kiss me and I ran.

      *I have minimal experience with that. When I was a kid there was one upstairs my mom kept a constant eye on me. He never got a chance to touch me but he did manage to show me dirty pictures. That is what being hit on by a man 25 years older felt like. Yet some women marry them. So thinking about it unless he really is Rumer’s BF why shouldn’t she hit on him. Michael Douglas married CZJ and even if that is only a 15 year difference it’s still gross.

  34. Jayna says:

    I don’t believe she was hitting on Zac. Her daughter was dating him. Funny how everybody on here always says he’s gay and now that they want him and Demi to fit in this blind itme and storyline he’s straight. LOL

    I feel for Demi. She’s lost and addicted and depressed and brokenhearted and hitting or already hit menopause. When my mother hit it, it was a dark period for a while. She changed overnight. Finally the right hormones helped her.

    I would never want my dirty laundry of my lowest points in my life to have played out in front of the world. I wish her well and hope she comes out of it with a deeper clarity of what she wants her life to be and how to get to that peace.

  35. Jackie says:

    right on the money kaiser! wish you could be my advisor.

  36. JudyJudyJudy says:

    truth is Demi was looking really gorgeous since making her comeback…but she just believed the “you’re never too rich or too thin” nonsense and it has made her ill. But I think the public thrashing is over the top at this point. People are becoming bullies.

  37. LeeLoo says:

    @judyjudyjudy In response to my post: I’m only going off proxemics and cultural body language signals. I was looking back at some of the photos with Demi and her kids and I noticed that Rumer and Tallulah’s shoulders and back are always stiff and straight when they are in a photo with Demi and when the 2 photos I saw of Rumer and Bruce together I noticed that her shoulders are way more relaxed like she is at ease. It’s something to look into.

  38. Kosmos says:

    Oh, a guy would be crazy to try and hook up with her now…unless they really want a relationship with her, or….anyway, geez, this sounds like a really bad time for her to try and be with someone else, or for that guy to want to be with her. He’s jumping into hot water here with the substance issue and her grieving from Ashton. Who would want that? She’s trying to cover up her pain with someone else, but that’s totally the wrong thing to do right now. She needs to grieve through this time in her life and then she will be totally done with it. Do not try and find substitutes to cover up the pain, wrong.

  39. Maggs says:

    here’s the blind and CDAN confirming it was his blind about Demi and Zac

  40. BELLA says:

    She needs to date J-lo`s x… they are starting to look alike.